- Moscow, Russia
- IPO on NASDAQ
Golden Telecom became one of the leaders among alternative communication and data transfer network operators in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In 2008 Vimpelcom purchased 100% of Golden Telecom shares.
In 1983, San Francisco Moscow Teleport (SFMT), a non-commercial Soviet-American project of cooperation in the telecommunications field, was launched. In 1993, SFMT changed its name into Global TeleSystems. The First NIS Regional Fund became one of the first shareholders of GTS in 1995.